Wind Without Rain by Jim Hallaux, Calvin Cahail
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 295 Kb
Wind Without : The turbulent 1960’s sets the backstage for Merri’s struggles with men and their promises… or lack of them. The People’s Army, a militant ex-college group, seeks recognition from America. The country kills their friends in a war they don’t agree with, and The PA will cross paths with Merri. Her future at stake, only one man may save her… Tom.
“The Greyhound bus went under the brand-new Astoria-Megler Bridge, incredibly tall, spanning the Columbia, connecting Oregon & Washington. The bridge was four miles long, with a graceful turn away from the water and then a curve back to the River and a huge main span under which the biggest and tallest ships in the world could pass. The roadway on the highest part of the bridge was 200 feet above the water. Above that were two towering arches that rose more than 100 additional feet.
The bridge was something to see and Merri was amazed by it. To her, it looked like a giant piece of sculpture. Three and a half years in the building, it opened in 1966. Astoria was still in awe of the Bridge.
After the Bridge, the highway turned into the main street of Astoria. The bus went through the downtown core and then to the depot.
The bus depot was tacked on the side of the John Jacob Astor Hotel. The Hotel, at nine stories, was the tallest building in Astoria. Admittedly the Hotel was more than a little worn down. The once fabulous lobby, now leaning toward shabby, featured a bar/restaurant, the Fur Trader, a coffee shop and, above it, 126 rooms and suites.
Getting her one suitcase, Merri walked to the outside entry to the coffee shop, at the corner of 14th & Commercial Streets. She had 20 minutes to wait for her ride to the Job Corps.”